The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves- Powerless Edition


The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.

Had a crazy week, which was capped off with no power Friday evening.  We had a massive, crazy storm blow through, which I got caught in because I was running errands for work.  I went home to let the dogs out, and was relieved to see that we still had power.  That relief turned to complete dismay after work, because by the time I got home, hours AFTER the storm was over, we didn’t have power.  UGH!  To make matters worse, none of my “essential” electronics – my phone, my Kindle, my laptop- had much battery life left, so I multitasked.  How?  I took the dogs to the park for a walk, and left my phone and my Kindle charging in my car!  I have now exercised every day for at least 45 minutes for over week (I usually take Friday nights off to clean the house), and my Kindle was locked and loaded for a weekend of reading in case we didn’t have power restored.

Dean and I then took advantage of the lack of cooking options (as in, we had none) to go and treat ourselves to sushi and a tasty Japanese dinner.  Then I cuddled in the dark with the pups and the Kindle, and tried to keep from freaking out about the fact that we didn’t have water and I might not be able to shower Saturday morning.  Power was restored around 10 PM, so we weren’t inconvenienced as much as we could have been, and I am trying to take things in stride like the dogs.  They didn’t care that we didn’t have lights or flush toilets!  

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews to share new additions to our library.  Click here to learn more about it.

New Arrivals at the Café:



Nebula Awards Showcase 2014

Memory Zero

Claiming the Duchess: Fitzhugh Trilogy Book 0.5  FREE at Amazon

Collaboration (Backlash)

Love With a Perfect Cowboy

The Once and Future Duchess

The Queen’s Wings

The Culling

Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin Trilogy)  – 1.99 for the Kindle!

A Vampire’s Soul

No Accounting for Cowboys


Copper Magic

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12 thoughts on “The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves- Powerless Edition

  • May 11, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Nice book haul this week! I’ve never tried sushi before, it’s on my bucket list 😀

  • May 11, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Weather has been crazy the last couple of years. Thankfully we never lost power, even during Hurricane Sandy. Glad you got your power back and everything turned out ok.

    Hope you enjoy all your new reads!

    Have a great weekend

  • May 12, 2014 at 1:24 am

    Nice book haul! Dark Triumph, The Culling, and Memory Zero look interesting. I will wait to check out your reviews on those. 🙂

    I’ve read Collaboration, and I liked it, it was pretty interesting.

    I’m sorry about your power going out, that sounds like a crazy weekend!

    I hope you have a good week,

    My Sunday Post
    Whitney@Shooting Stars Reviews

  • May 12, 2014 at 11:06 am

    @Finley Jayne – Try a california roll – everyone usually likes that one 😛

  • May 12, 2014 at 11:09 am

    @Michelle – Yeah, last winter was BRUTAL! Thanks for stopping by!

  • May 12, 2014 at 11:10 am

    @Whitney – I can hardly wait to get started on these! Thanks for stopping by!

  • May 12, 2014 at 11:14 am

    This spring is starting with a bang… literally 🙂 Glad to hear that you and the pups made it through ok. My poor dog is thunderstorm hung over this morning since he… ie we… didn’t sleep so well last night.

  • May 12, 2014 at 11:18 am

    @Erinf1 – Sorry to hear about your fur-baby! Mine aren’t afraid of the thunder, which is good, because it’s pouring again right now, and we’re expecting thunderstorms all week! thanks for stopping by!

  • May 12, 2014 at 11:22 am

    WOW… you are sooo lucky that your dogs aren’t afraid of the thunder. Mine turns into a shivering mess that has to be *on* me at all times. Makes for great cuddle time but I appreciate it more than he does!

  • May 12, 2014 at 11:26 am

    @erinf1 – Our doberman was TERRIFIED of thunder and fireworks. July was a terrible month for her because everyone sets off the noise makers almost the whole month long. She was such a good dog and I miss her and my Buu desperately. He wasn’t afraid of anything lol

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